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Wollondilly Shire

Internet connection

In 2011, 71% of homes in Wollondilly Shire had a broadband internet connection.

A fast Internet Connection is increasingly required for accessing essential information and undertaking domestic and non-domestic business. Households with dial-up or no internet service are being left behind in the digital divide as both government and the private sector are increasingly conducting their business, or aspects of it, on-line.

Internet connectivity in Wollondilly Shire can be affected by availability of connection, Education, Household Income and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

Households

Type of internet connection
Wollondilly Shire - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
11,14477.576.58,71365.162.1+2,431
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection10,24071.270.65,13038.345.0+5,110
Dial-up connection
5143.62.43,52226.316.5-3,008
Other connection
3902.73.4610.50.7+329
No internet connection
2,31116.115.93,91729.329.0-1,606
Not stated
9186.47.67505.68.9+168

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2011
Type of internet connection, 2011 Not stated, Greater Sydney: 7.6% No internet connection, Greater Sydney: 15.9% Other connection, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Dial-up connection, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Broadband connection, Greater Sydney: 70.6% Total internet connection, Greater Sydney: 76.5% Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: 6.4% No internet connection, Wollondilly Shire: 16.1% Other connection, Wollondilly Shire: 2.7% Dial-up connection, Wollondilly Shire: 3.6% Broadband connection, Wollondilly Shire: 71.2% Total internet connection, Wollondilly Shire: 77.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: +168 No internet connection, Wollondilly Shire: -1,606 Other connection, Wollondilly Shire: +329 Dial-up connection, Wollondilly Shire: -3,008 Broadband connection, Wollondilly Shire: +5,110 Total internet connection, Wollondilly Shire: +2,431
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in Wollondilly Shire compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, as well as a higher proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 19.7% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 71.2% had broadband connectivity, compared with 18.3% and 70.6% respectively in Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 2,431.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Wollondilly Shire, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+5,110 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-3,008 households)
  • Total internet connection (+2,431 households)

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